The Moon Song

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  • Yeah Yeah Yeah's frontwoman Karen 'O' Orzolek wrote this lullaby for the 2013 feature film Her, with the movie's director (and her ex) Spike Jonze. She recalled: "'The Moon Song' was written and recorded in the most humble of circumstances; at my dining room table, a few paces away from the couch [where] I read the script for Her for the first time."
  • This marked Orzolek's second film collaboration with Spike Jonze, after she wrote the soundtrack for his 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are. The pair also previously collaborated on a 2005 Adidas commercial, Hello Tomorrow.
  • Orzolek recorded a second version of the tune with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, which was included in a three-song EP of "The Moon Song." "I wrote the song as a duet," the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer told Rolling Stone. "I was really excited at the prospect of getting to record it with a male vocalist. Ezra was super cool and open, he slipped into character like a champ and damn he's got the goods.... Singing this song with Ezra felt like fulfilling a wish of my diehard romantic junior high self."
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